PhD Research Student


My Background

Having completed a BSc in Psychology at Swansea University and being awarded a British Psychological Society prize, I changed direction and started an MSc in Ageing Studies, for which I was awarded a scholarship. This led to an interest particularly in dementia and encouraged me to begin a PhD in dementia care environments, particularly for those with severe dementia in care homes.

During my MSc I worked as a volunteer for Age Cymru Swansea Bay on their triage phone lines. Here I gained first-hand experience of the issues surrounding dementia as well as many other queries. I intend to continue voluntary work in this sector during the course of my PhD studies.


Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby, Dr Martin Hyde